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Woodsetton                           http://www.woodsetton.co.uk/peeps.php

Woodsetton secret  high tech optical souvenirs  gemaakt ~ 1860-1950  

Manufacture of the original Victorian ‘Stanhope’ Peepers had died out by the 1960s, but were researched and then revived in the 1980s by Woodsetton Designworks of Dudley, England.

Each Collectable item features a new lens to a more complex optical layout which was designed and patented by David Bates in 1984. This hollow lens is made from optical plastic, and magnifies the microdot transparency picture inside it, about 100 times. These are easily distinguishable from the original glass rod ‘Stanhope’ lenses, being nearly twice the diameter (5.5mm)and showing a black disk with the tiny viewing hole in the centre.

Assembly of the lenses has to be done extremely carefully. The microdot picture is cut out and inserted into the lens by hand, and must be kept very clean during this process. The most popular current ‘Woodsetton Peeps’ are illustrated on this website, but some early one-off and limited edition pieces are now much sought after by collectors.

       

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